2190

Document Title Government Code and Cypher School: Signals Intelligence Passed to the Prime Minister, Messages and Correspondence
Reference HW 1/2190
Conflicts Second World War
Themes Military Intelligence and Operations
Regions Europe
Countries Not Defined
Document Type Signals Intelligence
Organisations Government Code and Cypher School
People Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler

Description

A file of signals intelligence reports, messages, and correspondence issued by the Government Code and Cypher School and sent by the head ('C') of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This file includes the following reports on South Europe: 14th Panzer Corps reports, for October 30; a 15th Panzer Grenadier Division report, for October 30; Hermann Goering Division reports, for October 30; of the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division's request for reconnaissance, on October 30; that the 76th Panzer Corps requests a ground attack by the German Air Force (GAF), on October 30; 16th Panzer Division reports, for October 30; of the 26th Panzer Division being under attack, on October 30; of the boundaries and task of the 2nd Parachute Division, on October 30; and that the 14th Panzer Corps intends to withdraw, on October 30; on South-east Europe: that an operation, probably against Samos, has been postponed for 24 hours, on October 30; on the Southern Russian Front: that Hitler orders Crimea to be held, and its evacuation to be postponed, on October 28-29; and that the German Navy evacuates Genichesk (in Crimea), while blowing up boats, on October 30.

Keywords

military situation reports, invasion of Italy, Allied powers, breakthroughs, assessing enemy strength, military organisation, German airborne troops, defence, guerrilla warfare, anti-Nazi resistance, partisans, German withdrawal, operations planning, Nazi leadership, German strategy, Eastern Front, evacuation

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